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Mielnicki bolts PBC for Top Rank

Press Release New Jersey junior middleweight Vito “White Magic” Mielnicki Jr., has signed a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank. Mielnicki, from Roseland, New Jersey [was with Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions organization for almost all of his career]. Mielnicki's signing was announced today during the final press conference...

Introducing teenage welterweight Art Barrera Jr.

Source: Top Rank Welterweight Art Barrera Jr., from the renowned Robert Garcia Boxing Academy, has inked a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank. The 18 year-old Barrera, a native of Lynwood, California, is 5-0 with 4 KOs as a pro. He returns in a six-rounder against Javier Mayoral (6-5-1, 1 KO) on Saturday, July 13th on...

Venezuelan update: Fradimil Macayo to make American Debut

Source: WBA On Saturday, June 8th, Venezuelan lightweight Fradimil Macayo (17-1) will face undefeated Louisianan Deonte Brown (15-0) in Orlando, Florida. The ten-round lightweight bout will be the main event at the Caribe Royale. In the co-feature, Jonathan Gonzalez (19-1) will face Edward Ulloa Diaz (14-5) in a Puerto Rico vs....

Team Combat League update: Winless San Antonio hoping to turn things around vs. Houston

Press Release Heading into mid-season of Week 9 in its sophomore year, the Team Combat League (TCL) squads are facing critical battles with outcomes that will begin to clarify this season’s playoff picture. For all of TCL’s HD streaming action, go to teamcombatleague.tv on desktops, mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), or smart...

Report: Martin Bakole to face Jared Anderson

By Scott Shaffer According to Turki Alalshikh's social media, heavyweight hopeful Jared Anderson will be fighting Martin Bakole (pictured) on August 3rd in Los Angeles. If accurate, it would be the toughest assignment of Anderson's young career. There has been no formal announcement of the fight, just a fight poster tweeted out by Alalshikh...

ProBox back tonight with another competitive headliner

Press Release ProBox TV's main event for the June 5th edition of Wednesday Night Fights will consist of a clash of seasoned junior middleweight veterans, Guido Emmanuel Schramm against Vladimir Hernandez in an exciting ten-round bout. Schramm (16-2-2, 9 KOs), originally from Buenos Aires, and now fighting out of Los Angeles, is determined...

Sunday: Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be livestreamed

Press Release The International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum announced that its official induction ceremony, will be streamed live on the Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel. This historic event will take place just ten minutes away from the Boxing Hall of Fame at The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort Casino in nearby Verona, NY on Sunday,...

Scull purse bid postponed for one week

By Scott Shaffer UPDATE: The IBF announced that Saul Alvarez vs. William Scull super middleweight purse bid scheduled for Thursday, June 6th has been postponed for one week. This purse bid is now scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 12:00 EST.  Original story, 5/28/24: A virtual unknown, William Scull, will either get the next shot at...

Danny Jacobs to come back vs. Shane Mosley Jr.

Press Release Fanmio announced the chief supporting bout for its July 6th show. Former middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (37-4) returns to action for the first time in more than two years to take on Shane Mosley Jr. (21-4) in a ten-round super middleweight showdown on a pay-per-view show at Honda Center in...

WBC updates Ryan Garcia doping status

Source: WBC The contents of Ryan Garcia’s “A” and “B” sample containers collected on April 19th and April 20th yielded adverse analytical findings for ostarine. Ostarine is a selective androgen receptor modulator (“SARM”). Ostarine and all SARMs are banned substances at all times under the WBC Clean Boxing Program [and VADA, the...

Final presser quotes for DKP's June 7th show

Press Release Ahead of Friday's “Fists of Fury” event on Friday, June 7th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, promoter Don King addressed media alongside the fighters featured on the star-studded card. Former four-division champ Adrien “The Problem” Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) and Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (16-1-1,...

New Jersey update: LaManna to headline in Atlantic City this weekend

Source: WBA New Jersey's Thomas LaManna and the Dominican Republic's Juan Carlos Abreu will step into the ring this Saturday in a middleweight contest at Bally’s Atlantic City in New Jersey. Lamanna, who has experience in world title fights, will have the opportunity to fight for this gold belt and intends to achieve the goal as the...

Atif Oberlton meets Harry Keenan Cruz on Saturday

Press Release Boxlab Promotions has announced a boxing event on June 8th at the elegant Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Headlining will be an eight rounder showcasing light heavyweight Atif Oberlton (10-0, 8 KOs) from Philadelphia versus Harry Keenan Cruz (8-4, 4 KOs), from Miami. All the action will be broadcast live on DAZN....

Queensberry announces Belfast show for June 28th

Press Release Junior welterweight Pierce O’Leary will do battle against Darragh Foley when Queensberry makes a return to Belfast, Northern Ireland at the SSE Arena on Friday June 28th, live on TNT Sports. In the co-feature, recent Queensberry signing Conor Quinn will fight for the vacant Commonwealth flyweight championship when he takes...

Team Combat League update: Houston defeats NYC

 Week Nine of Team Combat League’s exciting second season featured a doubleheader between the Houstom Hitmen and the New York City Attitude held at Gas South District in Duluth, Georgia. The Bobby Benton and Austin Trout-led Hitmen (2-2) outlasted last year’s champs, the Benny Roman and Ryan O'Leary-coached NYC Attitude...

Shields to face Lepage-Joanisse for vacant 175-pound title

Source: Salita Promotions On Saturday, July 27th, Claressa Shields, the undisputed world middleweight champion, will look to add to her storied career yet again as she rises two weight classes to vie for a world title in a fourth division, light heavyweight. Shields, from Flint, Michigan, will face Vanessa Lepage-Joanisse of Quebec, who is...

ESPN+ to stream Butler vs. Volny from Montreal

Source: Top Rank Steven Butler faces Patrice Volny in the ten-round all-Canadian middleweight main event this Thursday, June 6th at Casino de Montreal in Montreal. Promoted by Eye of The Tiger, Butler-Volny and undercard bouts will stream live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Butler (34-4-1, 28 KOs),...

Introducing junior middleweight Jean Pierre Valencia

Press Release Amateur standout Jean Pierre Valencia will make his professional debut this Saturday, June 8th when he faces Patrick Bernard Harris in a four-round junior middleweight bout at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 24 year-old Valencia resides in Irvington, N.J. He won numerous championships at 165 pounds...

Hutchinson replaces Yarde in WBO interim picture

By Scott Shaffer On May 29th, the WBO Championship Committee issued a purse bid order to Joshua Buatsi and Anthony Yarde to fight for the WBO interim light heavyweight championship while WBO/ WBC/ IBF champion Artur Betebiev recovers from an injury. The WBO instructed Anthony Yarde to personally inform the WBO in writing withing three...

Carrington on verge of featherweight title contention

Source: Top Rank Featherweight Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington is on the brink of moving from prospect to contender. But first, he'll need to overcome a tough Mexican veteran who has never been stopped. Carrington will face Jose Enrique Vivas in a ten-rounder on Saturday, June 8th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Carrington-Vivas...

New champion alert: Nick Ball edges Raymond Ford for WBA featherweight title

Source: WBA After controversial scoring denied him the WBC featherweight title in his last fight, Britain’s Nick Ball captured the WBA versiom of the 126-pound championship with a narrow win over Raymond Ford on Saturday at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ball just barely won the thrilling and bloody war, taking a split...

Zhang levels Wilder

Source: DAZN Zhilei Zhang KO5 Deontay Wilder... Two of the biggest promoters in boxing put together an exciting night of action as Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn went head-to-head with Queensberry and Matchroom. Queensberry swept the card with all five of their fighters winning their bouts.  In the main event, Zhilei Zhang knocked out...

Dubois stops Hrgovic to claim interim title

Source; Sky Sports Daniel Dubois TKO8 Filip Hrgovic... In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Daniel Dubois stopped Filip Hrgovic to claim the IBF interim heavyweight title and potentially set up an all-British clash with Anthony Joshua in September. Dbois bloodied and stopped Hrgovic in the eighth round. Referee John Latham intervened on thr doctors' advice...

Bivol wins, books October 12th unification fight

Source: Sky Sports Dmitry Bivol TKO6 Malik Zinad... Turki Alasheikh, chair of General Authority for Entertainment in Saudi Arabia, confirms afterwards that Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev will meet for the undisputed light-heavyweight championship on the rescheduled date of October 12th. WBA champion Bivol continued preparations for the...

India joins World Boxing amateur federation

Press Release The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has agreed to become a member of World Boxing, the International Federation established to ensure boxing remains part of the Olympic Movement. The membership application has been approved by the BFI’s General Assembly and will be ratified by World Boxing’s Executive Board. The BFI...

Toro Promotions signs junior lightweight Austin Brooks

Press Release Toro Promotions, Inc. has signed junior lightweight Austin Brooks (12-0, 5 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. Brooks, age 28, has traveled on a particularly rough journey through the years, overcoming many obstacles, including homelessness, to become a legitimate boxing prospect. Born in Idaho, Brooks lived in...

Boxingtalk's Fight Predictions

By Michael Borao, Jr. Here are Boxingtalk's predictionns for the big fight card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today: Dmitry Bivol (22-0) vs. Mark Zinad (22-0) (WBA & IBO light heavyweight titles) … prediction: Bivol by unanimous decision; Deontay Wilder (43-3-1) vs. Zhilei Zhang (26-2-1) (heavyweights) … prediction: Zhang by early to...

Mike Tyson's health postpones Jake Paul fight

Source: ESPN ESPN reports that former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has had to delay his sideshow bout vs. Jake Paul due to health concerns over an ulcer. The match between Tyson and Paul was scheduled for July 20th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The bout is expected to be rescheduled for the fall in the same venue....

Kosei Tanaka to defend against Jonathan Rodriguez

Source: Top Rank On Saturday, July 20th at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, WBO junior bantamweight champion Kosei Tanaka will defend his title against Jonathan “Titan” Rodriguez of Mexico. The main event that night sees WBC bantamweight champion Junto Nakatani risk his belt against Vincent Astrolabio of the Philippines. Tanaka (20-1, 11 KOs),...

Nakatani to defend vs. Astrolabio

Press Release WBC bantamweight world champion, Junto Nakatani, a three-division champion, will defend his strap against Filipino contender Vincent Astrolabio on Saturday, July 20th at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. Nakatani-Astrolabio tops a world title tripleheader that also includes WBO junior bantamweight world champion Kosei Tanaka...

Alimkhanuly books next title defense

Source: Top Rank Kazakhstan’s middleweight king is gearing up to defend his unified crown against an unbeaten contender seeking to claim his throne. Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly will put his WBO and IBF world titles on the line against New Zealand’s Andrei Mikhailovich on Saturday, July 13th at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. In...

Farmer back in the mix vs. Muratalla

Source: Top Rank In the ten-round lightweight co-feature on July 13th at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Raymond Muratalla will step up against former junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer (pictured). Farmer (33-5-1, 8 KOs) overcame early-career setbacks before going on an 18-fight win streak, culminating in a showdown against...

Englebrecht proud of June 20th main event

Press Release Promoter Roy Englebrecht's June 20th Fight Club OC show has a middleweight main event featuring 8-0 Jordan Panthen set to face 8-2 Victor Toney. “Without a doubt, most every promoter, matchmaker, trainer, and booker will be watching this bout which will feature Jordan Panthen vs. Victor Toney,” said Englebrecht. “Panthen,...

Report: Usyk vs. Fury II slated for Dec. 21st

Source: Sky Sports Tyson Fury's rematch with undisputed world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will take place on December 21st in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as announced by Turki Alalshikh on social media. Usyk beat Fury in Saudi Arabia earlier this month to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years and first in the...

Spotlight on Broner vs. Cobbs

Press Release Ahead of promoter Don King’s “Fists of Fury” event taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Friday, June 7th, Adrien “The Problem” Broner (35-4-1, 24 KOs) and Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (16-1-1, 10 KOs) participated in an open workout in Las Vegas. Broner-Cobbs bout marks Broner’s...

Emilio Garcia one win away from Olympic dream

Source: USA Boxing Emilio Garcia of Laredo Texas is just one win away from qualifying to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Garcia defeated Joseph Commey out of Ghana in dominating fashion. Garcia won each of the judges’ votes in all three rounds including two 10-8 scores in the third round. Garcia is now just one win away from achieving his...

Derrick James funds pediatric mental health initiative in Dallas

Press Release Frank "The Ghost” Martin and his trainer Derrick James spent time giving back to the Dallas community last week as the pair appeared on the Children’s Health hospital’s morning show in support of the Derrick James Family Foundation’s recent endowment for pediatric mental health at the hospital. Martin and James applied...

Gustavo Lemos signs with Top Rank

Source: Top Rank Argentinian junior welterweight Gustavo Lemos has signed a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank. Lemos  (29-1, 19 KOs) is a hard puncher who will be co-promoted by Top Rank in association with O.R. Promotions. His ring return date will be announced shortly. “Gustavo Lemos is a talented, fan-friendly fighter, and we...

RDR Promotions has 13-bout show on tap

Press Release This Saturday night, RDR Promotions is back at Harrahs Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania with a huge thirteen-bout card. One of the thirteen wil be a six-round junior lightweight bout matching Rashan Adams against Mason Wickett. Adams of Philadelphia is 6-1 with five knockouts. The 26 year-old Adams is coming off a...

Eros Correa to face Walter Santibanes on ProBox TV

Press Release Bantamweight Eros Correa (14-1, 9 KOs) has signed a network agreement with ProBox TV. Correa is set to make his ProBox TV debut on June 5th at the ProBox TV Events Center in Plant City, Florida, against Walter Santibanes (12-3, 2 KOs) in a ten rounder.   "Signing with ProBox TV is a major move at this stage in my career,”...